Closure Update: Monday, February 10, 2014
After our onsite crew assessed the safety of the site and access via Fifth St, we're going to keep the reconstructed fort site (1001 E. Fifth St.) closed to the public today. The Visitor Center will still open at Noon.
Document Available for Public Review
The East and South Vancouver Barracks Investigation Summary and Engineering Evaluation/Cost Analysis document is now available for public review. Click here for more info. More »
2013 Public History Field School
History 511 -- Public History Lab: Historic Site Interpretation
Portland State University/Fort Vancouver National Historic Site
Public History Field School
Greg Shine, Chief Ranger & Historian, Fort Vancouver NHS (360) 816-6231
Off Campus Office: Fort Vancouver NHS
Hours: Thu 9:30 a.m. - Noon or by appt.
This course is designed to provide a focused, hands-on immersion into how history is promulgated by one of the leading stewards of our nation's history - the National Park Service (NPS). At Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, you will actively apply knowledge gained through lectures, group discussion, directed readings, research, interviews, and hands-on lab work to a practical final project.
This quarter, the project will be researching, designing, and writing a NPS digital publication that will highlight material culture items in the park's Archives & Reference Collection (ARC) and use them to help readers:
Upon completion of this course, students will have gained:
Did You Know?
Did you know that a number of U.S. Army generals served at Fort Vancouver NHS’s Vancouver Barracks early in their careers? The list includes Generals Oliver O. Howard, George C. Marshall, Ulysses S. Grant, George B. McClellan, Phillip Sheridan, William T. Sherman, Omar Bradley and George Pickett. More...